Asymmetric catalysis

We aim to develop new strategies for asymmetric synthesis, and use mechanistic insight to guide the process of discovering and improving new catalytic reactions.

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ACS Catalysis 2019, 9, 7179−7187.


Total Synthesis

Completed targets include prostaglandin analogue Tafluprost, the natural product isoanabasine, the antipsychotic preclamol and the recently approved anticancer agent Niraparib as well as fragrances phenoxanol and hyroxycitronellal.


Org. Lett. 2020, 222991-2994.

Origins of Life

We are working toward understanding how the most basic functions of life can be observed in purely synthetic systems by studying self-replicators that operate far-from-equilibrium.

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Nature Communications 2019, 10, 1011.